Sorcery in Elden Ring is by far one of the most powerful types of Magic to learn and, at times, can be broken in the best ways. Naturally, this makes the Astrologer class the most popular amongst its players base and the best beginner class to start your journey in-game.
Like with other character classes, even the sorcerers need to be guarded against incoming damage, especially from enemy sorcerers you may encounter. Therefore, knowing which robes give you the best Damage Negation is essential, as we’ve detailed the best mage armor sets and how to find them in Elden Ring.
What Are The Best Mage Armor Sets In Elden Ring?
Even those specializing in Glintstone sorceries will need to be protected from incoming damage, and unlike traditional armor sets in-game, sorcery armor is vastly different in many ways. Instead, these sorcery-enhanced robes can significantly increase stats, including Immunity, Vitality, and Poise, while boosting multiple sorceries.
Additionally, specific armor sets can be altered to change or remove various pieces, costing you a handful of Runes. If you have completed Boc’s questline, this NPC can alter your armor sets at no extra cost, which will come in handy should you need your semester.
Multiple mage armor sets are available throughout The Lands Between, each unique in appearance and stats, but which three armor sets provide the best protection? We’ve listed our top three best mage armor sets and how to find them below:
3. Alberich’s Set
Alberich was a heretic sorcerer who was driven away and went mad due to the heckles of his fellow sorcerers. The ornate design of his armor set is adorned with red glintstones, representing the Aberrant sorceries imbued in the set.
While this armor set has outstanding Damage Negation stats, it also has really low Poise stats, which is great should you wish to avoid taking on too much damage. Each piece in this set, excluding the legs, can increase Aberrant sorceries by 5%; this can further be boosted when utilizing the Staff of the Guilty, which Thorn sorcerers drop.
Locating this armor set is relatively straightforward; however, you’ll have to wait for the late game to acquire it in Leyndell, Royal Capital. From the Fortified Manor, First Floor Site of Grace, go to the main hall, where you can explore this area to find the armor set.
2. Lusat’s Set
Possibly the most recognizable armor set in-game, Lusat was a prominent Grand Master at the Raya Lucaria Academy; this famed sorcerer is noted for founding the Olivinus Conspectus. His armor set is the embodiment of this area of expertise which is most known for the striking dark blue glintstones that decorate this armor set, completed with an oversized crown adorned with a large blue gem.
This armor set has a better Physical Damage Negation than the Alberich’s Set; despite weighing more, it has higher Focus, Vitality, and Poise stats once equipped. The crown alone can increase the damage of various sorceries like the Stars of Ruin, Star Shower, and Glintstone Stars while boosting the FP cost of all sorceries in-game.
A great armor set for more defensive sorcery builds, acquiring it will be tedious as you’ll have to complete Sorceress Sellen’s questline, which begins at the Waypoint Ruins. After finding Lusat’s location deep inside Sellia Hideaway, return to him to collect the armor set once you’ve sided with Sellen in the final battle at the Raya Lucaria Grand Library.
1. Azur’s Glintstone Set
Another sorcerer you’ll encounter during Sorceress Sellen’s quest is Primeval Sorcerer Azur, another famed sorcerer of the Raya Lucaria Academy. The founder of the Academy’s Karolos Conspectus, this sorcerer is mainly known as one of the sorceries; Comet Azur is named after him.
What makes Azur’s Glintstone Set the best mage armor set is that it has the best Physical Damage Negation; however, it has a lower Vitality stat than Lusat’s Set but will still prevent enemies from one-shotting you to death. The crown, like with Lusat’s Set, can increase the damage of various sorceries when it strikes enemies like Comet Azur, Glintstone Cometshead, and Comet, and it, too, can increase all sorceries’ FP cost by 15%.
As mentioned, you must complete Sorceress Sellen’s questline until you’ve reached the Raya Lucaria Grand Library and side with her in battle. Once her questline ends, return to Hermit Village, where Azur’s body will be gone, but his armor set remains behind for you to collect.
And that completes this guide on best mage armor sets in Elden Ring. We want to thank the YouTube channel Dare To Game for the complete walkthrough on locating this in-game. Please consider subscribing to their channel and watching the video below for more details.